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Classic Movies and Their Remakes

Side by side in one supercut.

Regardless of how you feel about remakes, it’s impossible not to compare them to the original. With that in mind, filmmaker Jaume R. Lloret has put together the above supercut comparing shots from the new versions side-by-side with their original counterparts. There are 25 pairs in all.

With shot-for-shot remakes, like Gus Van Sant’s Psycho, the video shows just how close to the original the filmmakers got. Seeing originals beside their high-definition remakes also serves as a reminder of just how much our technology has changed. All in all it’s a fascinating look at Hollywood’s best attempts to replicate their art form.

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Here are the original and remake pairs in the video:

  • Oldboy (2003) - Park Chan-wook
  • Oldboy (2013) - Spike Lee
  • Funny Games (1997) - Michael Haneke
  • Funny Games (2007) - Michael Haneke
  • Let the One Right In (2008) - Tomas Alfredson
  • Let Me In (2010) - Matt Reeves
  • Abre los Ojos (1997) - Alejandro Amenábar
  • Vanilla Sky (2001) - Cameron Crowe
  • Psycho (1960) - Alfred Hitchcock
  • Psycho (1998) - Gus Van Sant
  • The Ring (1998) - Hideo Nakata
  • The Ring (2002) - Gore Verbinski
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) - Mel Stuart
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Tim Burton
  • La Jetée (1962) - Chris Marker
  • Twelve Monkeys (1995) - Terry Gilliam
  • The Omen (1976) - Richard Donner
  • The Omen (2006) - John Moore
  • Cape Fear (1962) - J. Lee Thompson
  • Cape Fear (1991) - Martin Scorsese
  • Evil Dead (1981) - Sam Raimi
  • Evil Dead (2013) - Fede Álvarez
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982) - John Milius
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011) - Marcus Nispel
  • The Fly (1958) - Kurt Neumann
  • The Fly (1986) - David Cronenberg
  • True Grit (1969) - Henry Hathaway
  • True Grit (2011) - Joel & Ethan Coen
  • Infernal Affairs (2002) - Lau Wai-Keung & Alan Mak
  • The Departed (2006) - Martin Scorsese
  • Solaris (1972) - Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Solaris (2002) - Steven Soderbergh
  • Total Recall (1990) - Paul Verhoeven
  • Total Recall (2012) - Len Wiseman
  • Harakiri (1962) - Masaki Kobayashi
  • Harakiri (2011) - Takashi Miike
  • Carrie (1976) - Brian De Palma
  • Carrie (2013) - Kimberly Peirce
  • Millennium I (2009) - Niels Arden Oplev
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - David Fincher
  • Robocop (1987) - Paul Verhoeven
  • Robocop (2012) - José Padilha
  • Sleuth (1972) - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Sleuth (2007) - Kenneth Branagh
  • Hachi-ko (1987) - Seijirô Kôyama
  • Hachiko: A Dog’s Story (2009) - Lasse Hallström
  • Planet of the Apes (1968) - Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Planet of the Apes (2001) - Tim Burton
  • REC (2007) - Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza
  • Quarantine (2008) - John Erick Dowdle

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